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A Lively Experiment in Following Your Faith

When Roger Williams founded Providence in 1636, he envisioned a community where people could freely exchange ideas and practice their faith, calling it a “lively experiment.”

Nearly 400 years later, Williams’ dream continues to thrive. The Providence of today features vibrant neighborhoods, great restaurants and plenty to see and do, but still celebrates faith of all kinds. Hold your next event in the birthplace of religious freedom in America — Providence, RI.

First Baptist Church

The oldest Baptist church congregation in the United States was founded by Roger Williams in 1638. Worshiping first in private houses and later in austere meeting houses, the Baptists made a new and bold move in erecting this magnificent building in 1775, a period when Providence...

First Unitarian Church (ca. 1818)

A masterpiece by Providence architect John Holden Greene, the Federal-style building has classical arches and urns combined with soaring pointed Gothic style windows with delicate tracery decoration. Originally the First Congregational Church, the congregation became associated...

Touro Synagogue

Touro Synagogue, dedicated in 1763 and designated a National Historic Site in 1946, is the oldest synagogue in the United States. It is a structure of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals and considered one of the most architecturally distinguished buildings...

While You Are Here ...

Providence is a foodie's dream destination, and offers scores of options for your next great meal. Learn More ›

We’ve got a red-hot restaurant scene, fashion-forward designers and shops, tons of public art, and... Learn More ›

Some of Providence’s greatest assets are its vibrant, thriving neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has... Learn More ›

To plan your group's next meeting or event, contact:

KERRI FURTADO

National Sales Manager
New England/Southeast/Religious & Fraternal

Phone: 401-456-0238